If Rob Gronkowski (injured back) misses any time, history says Tom Brady will struggle. Since Gronk was drafted in 2010, Brady's TD-INT ratio has been cut nearly in half without Gronkowski on the field. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Missing time is nothing new for Gronk, who sat out the 19th game of his career due to injury earlier this year. If he misses the rest of the season, that number will climb to at least 24. (ESPN Stats & Info)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' Super Bowl hopes take a major hit with news that tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to undergo back surgery on Friday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick fielded a variety of questions at his Friday morning news conference, and delivered some answers with a bite, particularly when it came to the topic of "advance metric websites.